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San Diego to Anaheim to Hollywood

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San Diego to Anaheim to Hollywood

Hi everyone

We are from Australia and coming to America for the first time in September. We are staying in San Diego, Anaheim and Hollywood and was wondering what mode of transport you would recommend for getting between the three places? We are thinking of using Lux Bus America and pre booking our tickets online before we leave. I like the idea that they pick us up directly from each of our hotels. Are there any other better alternatives we could think about using or other bus transfer companies that are recommended? What about Amtrak trains? I have had a look and they seem good but im guessing the downside is we would have to make our way to the train station rather than get picked up directly from our hotel on the Lux Bus. Would you siggest to go ahead and book the Lux Bus or is there anything else you could recommend?

Also, we won't be hiring a car so that is why we are looking at bus or train transfers.

Thank you

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1. Re: San Diego to Anaheim to Hollywood

Don't have any experience with the bus company, so can't comment on that, but going by train won't be very efficient. The train only runs a couple of trips daily, so you'd be on their schedule, not yours. Also, you'd still need transportation from the train station to your hotels. There isn't a train stop in Hollywood, so the closest stop is probably Burbank or Glendale. Can you reconsider the car rental? It would certainly allow you to see much more at your own pace and would probably cost much less in the long run. If you're used to driving in Melbourne, you shouldn't have too much difficulty in So. California - just take your time, map out your route in advance, and try to avoid rush hour peaks (7-9:30am, 4-7pm).

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2. Re: San Diego to Anaheim to Hollywood

You can just use the Amtrak train from Anaheim to SanDiego which will less expensive for you than using the Lux Bus.

However, Lux Bus would be fine to use from Anahiem to the Hollywood area.

You could also take public transport from Anaheim to Hollywood, but im not familiar with that option. This thread might be helpful on public transport


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